They Might Be Giants : Instanbul (Not Constantinople)

So, as I was making the mix for the Un-Book club’s mix, They Might be Giants came up, and who doesn’t love They Might Be Giants? Well, people who don’t like happy songs I guess, but that’s not the point. Even though, Birdhouse in Your Soul was the one I chose for the final mix, there are so many of TMBG songs that are so good and were in contention. This is one of them. A cover of the 1953 hit by The Four Lads. Many people didn’t even know that it was a cover, which is a testament to TMBG in their ability to take songs and make it their own. Their version is much more poppy, faster and much more upbeat. They do have a ability to take old songs and make them new again… Well, enjoy the song!

And here’s the original, for comparison…

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About whatisplayinginmyitunes

Just someone who loves music.
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